Thrilling Design Ventures to Experience During Maison et Objet 2019 ⇒ While Design Build Ideas has been talking about a wide variety of topics over the last couple of weeks, together, we return to the ultimate lifestyle and design platform, Maison et Objet Paris. This time around, we will about a series of thrilling design ventures visitors should seriously consider doing whether whether inside or outside the fair. From discovering the latest novelties from luxury brands to attending insightful talk conferences as well as visiting the best design studios, museums, five-star hotels and michelin-starred restaurants, the following article is one to hold dearly into consideration as it will help you guide yourself through the city of Lights.
This year, The world’s most beloved tradeshow will occur from 18-22 January at the Paris Nord Villepinte and it will become the perfect stage to discover new trends and expressions in a multitude of sectors. Each year, Maison et Objet promises and delivers a creative and diverse space replete with uniqueness and business opportunities.
Novelties from Luxury Brands
Located at Hall 8 – Stand C3, this avant-garde behind the scenes living experience will be the perfect scenario to unveil 10 new design pieces, strategically thought to complete four living areas with a Je ne c’est quoi flair. Two workshop cases pay homage to skilled artisans and enhance the wonders of craftsmanship and ancient traditional techniques. To complete this adventure of broken standards, a creative atelier was conceived with the purpose of professionals and designers brainstorm about new projects and ideas with the Brand.
Entering into this world of style and textures, the Home Living concept is present in every corner, with two dining and two living open areas with upholstered columns in order to emphasize the authenticity and warmth of a home. New remarkable launches and time-honored masterpieces are held by a live showcase of skilled artisans working on site to provide an unparalleled wandering that embodies the house state of mind and fearless spirit. Also, Limited Edition works of art will be present with its uniqueness and inspiring design complementing this experience.
⇒ Location: Hall 8 – Stand C3
COVET HOUSE is representing its luxurious brands with a curated selection of furniture, lighting and accessories from its luxurious brands like Boca do Lobo, Essential Home, DelightFull, Brabbu, Luxxu and Rug’Society in this edition of the event, in Hall 8, Stand C15.
Covet House will merge the two concepts used in the previous editions into one amazing stand. As you walk through the stand you will still be amazed by the Housing Concept: with different staging rooms, Covet House will offer its visitors a chance to get a look and get inspired from its astonishing and breathtaking pieces. Handcrafted by professional artisans, respecting and following the rules of this antique art, using the most coveted raw materials, these pieces will literally stand out from every other stand in the event.
But the spotlight of this years event will definitely be it’s Lounge Concept: Presenting the visitors, clients and press a more of a contact complement to the brand, exploring relationships, giving a more intimate experience and celebrating design as friends, all together In one amazing stand.
⇒ Location: Hall 8 — Stand C15
These two brand’s stand will be heavily influenced by the ’50s in Paris as well as the movie and music industries. Glamour, luxury and sophistication will be presented in a detailed space. Some of the outstanding products you can expect to see from these two powerhouses are: the Kelly bar chair, the Hoppman side table, the Diamond mirror, the Monocles sideboard, all by Essential Home and the Matheny suspension lamp, the Amy floor lamp, the Galliano wall lamp, the Janis table lamp, produced by DelightFull.
The main twist is that you get lost in these amazing tale and to blend with all of the products and all of their history. Why they were made and who or what was the inspiration behind the design of each piece.
⇒ Location: Essential Home: Hall 6 — Stand O102 / P101 + DelightFull: Hall 6 — Stand O92 / P91
Maison Valentina combines luxury design while offering functionality to one of the most important spaces of any project, and this participation in Paris will show exactly this. You can expect to see a comprehensive range of contemporary bathroom products that showcase timeless elegance are a true representation of craftsmanship excellence and haute couture decoration.
ATO Collection is going to be another surprise: a collection that gathers four product solutions that will allow every professional choose one or multiple components and assemble them as they wish, personalizing the bathroom space and through small details and changes. Other thrilling products include the Tortoise washbasin, the Symphony freestanding, the Petra bathtub, among many other products!
⇒ Location: Hall 7 — Stand E42 / F41
This time Rug’society joined forces with her sisters Brand Boca do Lobo and Brabbu to Create and celebrate an artistic collision and re-interpretation authentic craftsmanship. When the match between two distinct brands collide so well, pieces like Soleil Green by Boca do Lobo and Bourbon by Brabbu emerge and the expression “sky is the limit” reach another dimension. These pieces are the epitome of luxury with a brand new twist of edginess. Rug’society is going to take you on a journey directly to the WOW collection for this Fall, take the seat and enjoy the Flight.
Rug’society took all the emotion and passion that characterizes the brand and created Skyscraper a floor lamp carved in mahogany, with a turned structure in wood with base in brilliantly finished white lacquer. To twist this piece up was created a new silky fringe lamp’s shade with the trend season colors and the most exquisite textile material. This fusion made the most original and elegant d cor piece that will fill any area with glamour and finesse.
⇒ Location: Hall 6 — Stand H52 / I51
Maison & Objet is once again Ex.t’s choice to inaugurate the new season 2019. In Paris, the Florentine bathroom brand presents Nouveau collection, brainchild of its new collaboration with Bernhardt-Vella studio from Milan. Along with this new entry, Ex.t confirms its long lasting partnership with Norm Architects studio and German designer Sebastian Herkner, presenting the Rest Armchair and Ribbon Square washbasin
Modularity, versatility and functionality are the main features that Ex.t continues to offer in bathroom furnishings, achieving this through the creative approach of its international designers coming from a home design world.
⇒ Location: Hall 6 — Stand P102
Lladró is a Spanish luxury brand internationally recognized as a leader in high end and exclusive porcelain sculptures, lighting and home decor objects. A lifestyle symbol synonymous with a unique know-how, which is also extended to its line “Light&Scent”, which embraces collections of lamps and home fragrances especially conceived to create ambience. In their stand you can expect to enjoy original and unique creations in exquisite procelain. You’ll also get to know more about Lladró’s new lighting collection that will be launched in April.
⇒ Location: Hall 8 — Stand C51
Villari reinvents porcelain! Combining its expertise to a creative audacity, Villari will pleasantly surprise you with an amazing variety of very original decorative pieces. The iconic Italian luxury brand has been a significant player in the interior design field.
⇒ Location: Hall 8 — Stand B42
Sans Tabù will be showcasing at Maison&Objet Paris 2019 in Hall 5A, Stand M164. The brand will present new bed linens and the wallpaper collection of Renaissance Pop, a line born from the free inspiration of the bas-reliefs of the Palazzo Ducale of Urbino (Marche Region, Italy) and full of ironic and elegant allegories.
⇒ Location: Hall 5A, Stand M164
Paola Navone is the artistic director of the company. Gervasoni produces high level furniture for indoor and outdoor use supplying the residential and contract market.
⇒ Location: Hall 6 — Stand J92
Attend the Talk Conference Curated by Covet Foundation
Entitled “PORTUGAL – ELDORADO ARCHI, DESIGN AND CRAFT?”, this unique conference will be taking place in January 21st (2:00-2:45pm) in Hall 7. It will be moderated by journalist Guy-Claude Agboton and it will count with the knowledge of interior architects from OitoemPonto, Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec as well as Joana Astolfi designer from Astolfi Studio and Amândio Pereira, founder of Covet Foundation.
When several European designers moved to Portugal, the media asked them why. Two answers come back; the existence of craftsmanship skills and a certain state of mind with the human at the center. Truth or fantasy?
Portugal has been increasingly a game changer in the Design field, injecting considerable verve into a previously conservative industry as well as bringing a new fresh inspiration worldwide. As the luxury home design world is moving at a fast pace to improve authenticity and differentiation, top-notch quality has been relying on finest craftsmanship to create unique pieces for one of a kind interiors. An emerging realm that has been in the spotlight where the meticulous and hard-earned skills from master artisans are treasured. Now, let’s get to know more about each speaker.
Oitoemponto* emerged in 1993 from the perfect alchemy between two strikingly different but terribly complementary personalities. It is almost the ideal success story.
With Artur Miranda’s experience of the world of fashion and design, he set himself apart by his decidedly modern vision of decoration, a clearly marked desire to break with the established codes and dare the most unexpected combinations, while at the same time fostering and developing an innate sense of colour.
Jacques Bec brings to the duo a refreshing enthusiasm and the French touch, as well as the precious know-how acquired during his studies at the Met de Penninghen graphic arts school in Paris.
Together, the two designers create sublime décors for dozens of lucky people. Each production is the fruit of long hours of coordination during which the lifestyle of the client is examined in minute detail in order to create an optimum match for their needs and wishes.
The result is a subtle mixture of the owners’ tastes and the incomparable talent of Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda. Unique places, at once refined and convenient to live in, bright and discreet, modern and timeless…
Founder & CEO of Covet Group, an international creative company that holds and manages 11 luxury design brands, he started the journey in the design world in 2005 when he founded the renowned Boca do Lobo.
Deeply connected with the Portuguese legacy of fine craftsmanship, he soon started to draw attention for its statement and edgy furniture and lighting collection’ brands after he finished his degree in Product Design by Politecnico di Milano.
Injecting considerable verve into a previously conservative industry in Portugal, Amândio revealed strong leadership and entrepreneurship managing nowadays a corporation with 40 distinct businesses with more than 500 employees.
ue to his motto in life to inspire the world through Design and Craftsmanship, in 2018 he established the Covet Foundation. A non-profit institution which works as a tribute to Arts & Crafts, along as promoting a valuable environment across industries, where skilled artisans are encouraged and treasured worldwide.
Joana Astolfi (b. Lisbon, 1975) is an artist, architect and designer who draws visual inspiration from a broad universe of found objects. Porcelain statuettes, miniatures, vintage chairs, lamps, toys, diaries and photographs of people she never met populate and shape her creative vision. Her artworks, installations and window displays are inspired by imperfections, mistakes and the irrepressibility of humor.
A keen sense of history also characterizes her interior design and architectural work for commercial and private clients. Distinctive surfaces, fixtures, details, textures and patinas bring depth and complexity to clean, simple lines and illuminated open spaces, always with an eye toward the history and memory of the place. Astolfi sees objects and spaces as experiences, caught in time, but also capable of transcending and bridging time – and she leads her audiences on this fantastic journey.
Astolfi has lived and worked in London, Munich, Venice and Los Angeles, returning to Lisbon in 2007 to set up Studio Astolfi. Starting from Joana’s creative vision, Studio Astolfi is a team of artists, artisans, sculptors, designers, architects, and technicians who specialize in telling stories, evoking memories, and captivating the curiosity of our audiences. Astolfi’s work has been exhibited in various countries and acquired by several collectors. She is Portugal’s window designer for Hermès since 2014 and invited artist window designer worldwide.
Top Designers & Design Studios to Visit
- Alberto Pinto Studio (11, Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France)
- Jean-Louis Deniot (39, Rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris 07, France)
- Chahan Minassian (12, Rue de Beaune, 75007 Paris, France)
- Patrick Jouin (8, Passage de la Bonne Graine 75011 Paris, France)
- Pierre-Yves Rochon (9, Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, France)
- Jacques Grange (21, rue du Bouloi, 75001 Paris, France)
- Christian Liaigre (61, Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France)
- Gilles & Boissier (10, Rue Portalis, 75008 Paris, France)
- India Mahdavi (19, Rue las Cases, 75007 Paris, France)
- Sarah Lavoine (9, Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France)
- Tino Zervudachi & Associes (44, Rue Sainte Anne, 75002 Paris, France)
- Luis Laplace (32, Place Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris, France)
- Florence Baudoux (54, Rue Madame, 75006 Paris, France)
- Joseph Dirand (51, Rue Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris, France)
- Pierre Yovanovitch (6, Rue Beauregard, 75002 Paris, France)
- Romeo by Claude Dalle (208, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris, France)
- Jacques Garcia (212, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France)
- Créateurs d’Intérieur / Akram Ben Abderrazak (27, Boulevard Henri IV, 75004 Paris, France)
- Champeau & Wilde (2, Avenue de Ségur 75007 Paris, France)
- Jean Philippe Nuel (21, Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75002 Paris, France)
- Didier Gomez (73, Boulevard de Sébastopol, 75002 Paris, France)
- François Catroux (20, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France)
- Franz Potisek (5, Rue Manuel, 75009 Paris, France)
- Véronique Cotrel (9b, Rue Turgot, 75009 Paris, France)
- Benny Benlolo (30, Rue de Saint-Pétersbourg, 75008 Paris, France)
- François Joseph Graf (100, Rue de L’Université, 75007 Paris, France)
- Charles Zana (13, Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France)
- Vincent Darré (47, rue de Bellechasse, 75007 Paris, France)
Top Museums to Visit
- La Maison Rouge
- Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Eiffel
- Tower Arc de Triomphe
- Montmartre Sacre Coeur
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Musée D’Orsay
- Centre Georges Pompidou
- Louvre Museum
- Musée des Arts Décoratifs
- Les Ateliers de Paris
- Le Lieu du Design
- Musée Galliera Musée
- Marmottan-Claude Monet
- Musée du Quai Branly
- Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
- Musée de l’Orangerie
Best Five-Star Hotels to Experience
When in Paris, one cannot go without experiencing the city’s most glamorous luxury hotels. Below, you can find a list featuring 20 of the best hospitality venues one must experience while attending the event.
- Hotel du Louvre in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
- Fauchon l’Hotel
- Hotel Bowmann
- Hôtel Balzac
- Le Cinq Codet
- Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
- Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel
- Hotel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel
- Hotel Lutetia
- Hotel Lancaster Paris Champs-Elysées
- Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel
- W Paris – Ópera
- Hôtel Napoleon Paris
- Radisson Blu Champs-Elysées
- Hôtel Vernet
- Hyatt Paris Madeleine
- Hotel de Crillon
- InterContinental Paris Le Grand
- Park Hyatt Paris Vendome
- Hôtel de Vendôme
Experience Michelin-starred Cuisine
Paris is also filled with some of the world’s best fine dining restaurants. In this segment, you’ll get to see a series of them, and actually, all of them have been awarded more than two Michelin stars, so certainly a sumptuous gastronomic experience awaits you.
- Guy Savoy
- Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen
- Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
- Le Cinq
- Pierre Gagnaire
- Le Pré Catelan
- Le Grand Véfour
- L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
- Passage 53
- Le Meurice
- Le Table de l’Espadon
- Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx
- Le Grand Restaurant
- Le Gabriel
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